BRISBANE, Australia, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Former Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has been recalled to the Australian squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan.
Australia play the Uzbeks in Tashkent on Sept. 10 in the opening Group A fixture of the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. Japan, Bahrain and Qatar are the other teams in the group.
Kewell, now with Turkish club Galatasaray, missed Australia's 2-2 friendly draw against South Africa in London last week but returns to the side after overcoming a minor injury.
Also returning are Blackburn's Brett Emerton and Brad Jones from Middlesbrough, while Newcastle striker Mark Viduka and Everton midfielder Tim Cahill were not considered due to injury.
The Socceroos will play a friendly against the Netherlands in Eindhoven on Sept. 6 to help prepare of the Uzbekistan match.
Squad: Michael Beauchamp (Aalborg), Mark Bresciano (Palermo), Jacob Burns (Unirea Valahorum) David Carney (Sheffield United), Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel), Chris Coyne (Colchester United), Ante Covic (Newcastle Jets), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven), Bruce Djite (Genclerbirligi), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers), Richard Garcia (Hull City), Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough), Joshua Kennedy (Karlsruher), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray), Scott McDonald (Glasgow Celtic), Mark Milligan (uncontracted), Lucas Neill (West Ham), Jade North (Newcastle Jets), Michael Petkovic (Sivasspor), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Matthew Spiranovic (FC Nurnberg), Shane Stefanutto (Lyn Oslo), Mile Sterjovski (Derby County), Carl Valeri (Grosseto), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow).